685
685
Walgrave, William
DECIMAL ARITHMETICK WHEREIN THE WHOLE ART IS MADE EASY TO ANY INDIFFERENT CAPACITY. BY NOTATION, ADDITION, SUBTRACTION, MULTIPLICATION, AND DIVISION WITH SEVERAL VARIATIONS. ALSO REDUCTIONS WITH THE GOLDEN RULE, OR RULE OF THREE, SHEWING, SEVERAL WAYS OF MEASURING CIRCLES, GLOBES, BALLS, OR CYLINDERS, & C. AND TO FIND THE SOLID CONTENT OF ANY BUTT, PIPE OR OTHER CASK, CONES AND THEIR FRUSTRUMS, WITH SEVERAL WAYS OF MEASURING TAPER-TIMBER. TO WHICH IS ADDED AN ESSAY ON GUNNERY, SHEWING SEVERAL WAYS OF FINDING ANY INACCESSIBLE DISTANCE OR ALTITUDE, WITHIN COMMON SIGHT, WITH VERY MANY THINGS NEVER BEFORE MADE PUBLICK, OF WHICH YOU MAY READ AT LARGE IN PAGE 103 AND 104. LONDON: H.L. FOR THE AUTHOR, 1677
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 GBP
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685
Walgrave, William
DECIMAL ARITHMETICK WHEREIN THE WHOLE ART IS MADE EASY TO ANY INDIFFERENT CAPACITY. BY NOTATION, ADDITION, SUBTRACTION, MULTIPLICATION, AND DIVISION WITH SEVERAL VARIATIONS. ALSO REDUCTIONS WITH THE GOLDEN RULE, OR RULE OF THREE, SHEWING, SEVERAL WAYS OF MEASURING CIRCLES, GLOBES, BALLS, OR CYLINDERS, & C. AND TO FIND THE SOLID CONTENT OF ANY BUTT, PIPE OR OTHER CASK, CONES AND THEIR FRUSTRUMS, WITH SEVERAL WAYS OF MEASURING TAPER-TIMBER. TO WHICH IS ADDED AN ESSAY ON GUNNERY, SHEWING SEVERAL WAYS OF FINDING ANY INACCESSIBLE DISTANCE OR ALTITUDE, WITHIN COMMON SIGHT, WITH VERY MANY THINGS NEVER BEFORE MADE PUBLICK, OF WHICH YOU MAY READ AT LARGE IN PAGE 103 AND 104. LONDON: H.L. FOR THE AUTHOR, 1677
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 GBP
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Walgrave, William
DECIMAL ARITHMETICK WHEREIN THE WHOLE ART IS MADE EASY TO ANY INDIFFERENT CAPACITY. BY NOTATION, ADDITION, SUBTRACTION, MULTIPLICATION, AND DIVISION WITH SEVERAL VARIATIONS. ALSO REDUCTIONS WITH THE GOLDEN RULE, OR RULE OF THREE, SHEWING, SEVERAL WAYS OF MEASURING CIRCLES, GLOBES, BALLS, OR CYLINDERS, & C. AND TO FIND THE SOLID CONTENT OF ANY BUTT, PIPE OR OTHER CASK, CONES AND THEIR FRUSTRUMS, WITH SEVERAL WAYS OF MEASURING TAPER-TIMBER. TO WHICH IS ADDED AN ESSAY ON GUNNERY, SHEWING SEVERAL WAYS OF FINDING ANY INACCESSIBLE DISTANCE OR ALTITUDE, WITHIN COMMON SIGHT, WITH VERY MANY THINGS NEVER BEFORE MADE PUBLICK, OF WHICH YOU MAY READ AT LARGE IN PAGE 103 AND 104. LONDON: H.L. FOR THE AUTHOR, 1677
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (163 x 95mm.), title within double ruled border, dedication leaf, “to the reader” leaf, errata leaf, small letterpress table between pp.14 and 15, small engraved plate inserted after p.203, recent speckled calf in antique style
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Provenance

bought from Chaucer Head, Presteigne, UK, 1999

Literature

Tomash & Williams W5

Catalogue Note

RARE. This edition is apparently unrecorded. ESTC R186151 records a single copy of an edition dated 1678, with the same booksellers, Walter Hayes, Andrew Forrester, Thomas Proudlove, and Obadiah Blagrave, named in the imprint.

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